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Kathy Keatley Garvey

Bees, bees and more bees featured at UCD open houses Saturday

The Bohart Museum of Entomology at UC Davis will celebrate honey bees, native bees in California and bees found worldwide at two concurrent open houses set from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The theme is “Flower Lovers: The Bees.” One open house will be at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, 1124 Academic Surge on Crocker […]

September 13, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UC Davis water warriors work fast

It was meant to be 15 minutes of fame, but it turned out to be 10 minutes of aim. That’s how long it took for the water warriors at the 10th annual Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle at UC Davis to toss 2,000 water balloons at one another. It was a traditional time for […]

July 18, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Light up your life’ at UCD insect museum

The Bohart Museum of Entomology at UC Davis promises to “light up your life” at its open house Sunday, the last of the academic year. The theme of the event, set from 1 to 4 p.m. in 1124 Academic Surge on California Drive, is “Bug Light, Bug Bright, First Bug I See Tonight!” The open […]

June 01, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a close-up look at moths

What’s Mother’s Day without moths and caterpillars? Moth specimens and a fun caterpillar craft will highlight a pre-Mothers Day open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. The museum is in Room 1124 of Academic Surge on California Drive on the UC Davis campus. The event is free and open to […]

May 11, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Talk on bee gardens tonight

Pollination ecologist Neal Williams, assistant professor of entomology at UC Davis, will present a public lecture on “Promoting Native Bees for Gardens, Farms, and Native Plants” at the Davis Botanical Society meeting on Thursday night, May 10, in the Davis Public Library, 315 E. 14th St. Williams, to speak from 7 to 8 p.m., will […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Talk examines monarch butterfly migration, health

Millions of North American monarch butterflies migrate from Canada and the United States to overwintering areas in Mexico and then return, fluttering some 2,000 to 3,000 miles in what’s been called “an incredible mass migration.” But how healthy are they? Sonia Altizer, an associate professor in the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia, Athens, will discuss […]

May 06, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Bugs rule at Briggs Hall on Picnic Day!

Briggs, Bohart and bugs beckon. The UC Davis Department of Entomology is planning lots of bug activities at the 98th annual Picnic Day celebration, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Briggs Hall and the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey, coordinator of the department’s Picnic Day activities, said entomological events will take […]

Beekeeper photo

Beekeeper Derek Downey looks a birdhouse filled with bees that was moved Tuesday to the Davis Bee Sanctuary on Orchard Park Drive. The sanctuary will celebrate its grand opening Saturday, with a ceremony set at 1 p.m. Kathy Keatley Garvey/Courtesy photo

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Bee sanctuary is the place to be Saturday

The Davis Bee Collective, a community of small-scale beekeepers founded by a former UC Davis entomology graduate student, will host a grand opening celebration Saturday, March 31, for its newly landscaped apiary, the Davis Bee Sanctuary. The event, free and open to the public, will run from 1 to 5 p.m. at the site adjacent to The Domes […]

March 29, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Learn how to attract bees to your garden at UCD workshop

Three UC Davis department of entomology faculty will be among the speakers at a workshop hosted by the California Center for Urban Horticulture on “Your Sustainable Backyard: Pollinator Gardening” on Saturday, April 28. The workshop will take place in Room 101 of Giedt Hall at UCD. The event, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., will […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Can you find camouflaged insects at Bohart Museum open house?

Just call it a case of identity theft. A walking stick insect looks so much like a twig, that at first glance, you see nothing but its habitat. A second look — or maybe a third or fourth — reveals a camouflaged insect. In keeping with insect “identity theft,” visitors to the Bohart Museum of […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,
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